Ruth Boyd Stein
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Virginia Beach - Ruth Boyd Stein, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at a local hospital. Ruth was born in Albion, Michigan. Ruth survived her parents Herbert Russell Boyd and Ruth Sarah Stiles, her husband of 63 years Cdr. Earl Manuel ("Joe") Stein, USN (Ret.) and sister Alice Boyd DesErmia. Ruth was a 1943 graduate of Clinton (Michigan) High School and Michigan State University in 1948. She was a founding member of All Saint's Episcopal Church, a member of Broad Bay Country Club and Virginia Beach Yacht Club. She was also a past Regent (twice) of the Adam Thoroughgood Chapter NSDAR and a member of Colonial Dames, Daughters of American Colonists and R.O.W.S. She participated for many years in several bridge and golf groups and enjoyed a wide circle of dear friends. Ruth was the ultimate Navy wife in every way. She managed many moves, only packing the kitchen garbage once. She taught school wherever her Naval Aviator husband was stationed. She loved to cook and entertain family and friends and was well known for her parties. Ruth is survived by daughters Deborah and Melani and granddaughter Sumner; extended Virginia Beach family Sharlene Alston, Shelley A. Tomlinson and Terry Horan; family members in Michigan; many dear and treasured neighbors and friends near and far. The family offers special thanks to The Very Rev. Dr. Stanley Sawyer and Elizabeth 'Libba' Hill for their continuing help and support in difficult times. Instead of a formal gathering to celebrate Ruth's life, please consider performing a random act of kindness in her memory. Burial will be at a later date in Michigan. Memorial contributions are suggested to All Saints Episcopal Church, 1969 Woodside Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454 or a
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 8, 2014